Newark man charged in corrections officer’s death

NEWARK, NJ — Dashawn Walton, 24, of Newark, has been charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter for causing the death of Omar Martin, a veteran corrections officer at Northern State Prison, according to an Aug. 30 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. On Aug. 24, […]

Man pleads guilty to road rage homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Jerome Bearfield, 28, of Newark, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon before Judge Ronald D. Wigler, according to an Aug. 23 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. According to Assistant Prosecutor Adam Wells, who is handling the case, Bearfield fatally shot […]

Nursing asst. charged with killing nursing home resident

NEWARK, NJ — Certified nursing assistant Monique Beaucejour, 46, of Bloomfield, has been charged with reckless manslaughter for causing the death of 85-year-old Fannie McClain, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II in an Aug. 16 press release.   McClain, who previously lived in Bloomfield, was a resident at the Waterview Nursing Home located […]

31-year-old man dies of gunshot wounds in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Aug. 15 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Anthony Starks, 31, of Newark. On Aug. 14 at approximately 5:30 […]

Teenager stabbed to death in Irvington following dispute

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced Aug. 15 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a homicide in Irvington. Shaquan N. Kearson, 18, of Irvington, was fatally stabbed Aug. 14 during an altercation in the 700 block of Springfield […]

Hillside man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Paul L. Boykins, 34, of Hillside, is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony […]

Teenage woman shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The fatal shooting of Nakiyyah Miller, 18, of Newark, on Aug. 9 is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. Two males were also shot but they […]

AG task force investigates fatal police-involved shooting in Irvington

AG task force investigates fatal police-involved shooting in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred Aug. 8 on Myrtle Avenue in Irvington. Officers of the Irvington Police Department responded to a shooting in which a gunman shot and fatally wounded another civilian. During the encounter with the gunman, three […]

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